Welcome to Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic This site contains a large collection of railroad pictures.  You will find photographs of many different railroads!   Browse the collection by locomotives present in the photograph, by the location the photograph was taken, or by locomotive model.  Visit the contributor sites to see the collection of an individual contributor.

Check out our interactive U.S. railroad map!  Each location a photograph was taken will appear on the map as a red dot.  You can zoom in and out to see detailed track configurations all across the U.S.  Registered users will have access to our U.S. Traffic Density map. Quickly find the busiest lines near you!

Traffic Density Map 2014 data update!  

newNew Feature: Heritage Units!  The locomotive search tool has been enhanced to support searching for heritage locomotives.  Follow the link to the locomotive search, type in heritage in the tag field and search!  More locomotive tags will be added in the future.

Want to contribute?  It's free!  First register for a user account by clicking on the 'Register' link on the left.  Once you have registered simply log into the site and click the Contribute link and follow the simple instructions!

The editors of this site will be selecting the best and most interesting photos as they come onto the site.  Each photo that is selected as an editors pick will have a red award icon visible on the top of the picture view page.  You can see the most recent editors picks by selecting the Editors' Picks link from the menu on the left.

You can see the contributor's favorite photos by going to the Contributor Picks link on the left.  On the Contributor's individual site, their picks will be accessible through the My Picks Link.  Each photo that is selected as an contributor pick will have a green award icon visible on the top of the picture view page.

Want to see the most recent photos added to the site all in one screen?  Click the Newest Photos at the top left and see all photos added to the site within a specified number of days.  This is a great way to see all of the newest photos on one page!

Note:  This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 6.0 or above.
Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,492,683
Locomotives:  167,210
Rolling Stock:  1,050,243
Locations:  30,027
What's New?
New Photo Albums
The forgotten files
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Richardson International
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Moore, Oklahoma City BNSF Red Rock Sub
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Trains in the Snow
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Norfolk Sothern
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kc weekend thanksgiving 2017
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Wheeling Power with a sliver of sunset.
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Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - November 2017 - Part 1
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Various Michigan Locations 2017
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Six units storm mixed frieght through Tyrone, GA
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South Texas Dec 2017
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Tacoma Rail
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4th Quarter 2017 - CMP
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Lehigh Canal Park
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LHF newbie.
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Shifting containers in Georgia sleet
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12/03/2017, vol 2.
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Cruising Merriman Valley
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Trains September 2016
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Cajon Hill 582 2012
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12/03/2017, vol 1.
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Rolling Stock
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Outside Claremore city limits 12/02/2017
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Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City BNSF Red Rock Sub
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NRE Dixmoor & CN Woodcrest 12/7/2017
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2017 Steam in the Valley Weekend
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Last night's outbound empties.
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Bob Jordan ~ Union Pacific
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My turf, vol 2.
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Southbound Z-WSPALT9-06A in Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
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South Texas Dec 2001
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Moore, Oklahoma City, Chickasha, Purcell, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub, UP Duncan Sub
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My turf, vol 1.
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Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 7
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Updated Photo Albums
PESA 214M (SA106)
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Troutdale, Oregon
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Pan Am Railways: District 2
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Utica, NY
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Some Misc. roster shots
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1989 scans - CMP
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Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 12/10/2017 11:58:14 PM
Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 7
   -Updated 12/10/2017 11:40:15 PM
1987 Scans - CMP
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Canadian National
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Nashville, TN
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Some New Jersey action shots
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Taking a Dump - Ballast and riprap
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Amtrak, Varnish and Vanna
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Rolling Stock
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BNSF Staples Subdivision 2.0
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BNSF rolling stock
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Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 2
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BNSF Across The Springfield Division
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Video screenshots
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Danville, West Virginia
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2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
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Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
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Gondolas diversas
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CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
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2017 - Walkersville Southern
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Switchstand Rail Shots
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December 2017
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TPW Oct. - Dec. 2017
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East Tennessee Trains 2017
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New Jersey Transit
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Locomotives 2016-2017
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Real Trains
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Cajon Hill 582 2012
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